We had a long [for us] drive today … over 300 miles to Cedar Lake, Iowa. Does this place ring a bell … specifically for the older set? More later …
As we drove the remaining 50 miles through eastern Nebraska, we discovered the terrain more rolling that further west … with the road gaining and loosing up to a couple of hundred feet every one to two miles.
For the first 50-100 miles after entering
This technique is employed by farmers to minimize erosion which has resulted in the average topsoil depth thinning from approximately 14” in 1850 to roughly 5½ “ today.
Aside from one cornfield farm after another
and old, decaying barns Debbie loves to photograph
At one point, we were behind a semi with a shiny, almost mirror-like rear doors … in which we could almost make out an image of our rig.
For those who are still wondering about Clear Lake …
On the property was a small church built in 1890;
in which there were both an early 20th century, wall-mounted dial phone
and an old foot-peddled organ.
If you still need another clue, remember February 3rd 1959 … The day the music died!